When we talk about the trains that make up the Renfe Regional Railway, we’re mainly talking about the routes between Barcelona and its metropolitan area.
The Renfe Regional Railway service reaches various cities and towns that are not covered by the metro system. As a result, it’s a great mode of transportation to keep in mind if you want to see Barcelona’s surrounding area.
You can find all the details about the regional railway lines below. Get around using public transportation for a more sustainable lifestyle!
R1 Line: Molins de Rei - Maçanet Massanes
This line is better-known as the Maresme line since it operates between the Molins de Rei station and the stations in Maresme, ending at Massanet-Massanes. It’s also the successor of the first peninsular railway called Barcelona-Mataró, which gradually expanded. It’s a very practical line for those who want to get close to the beautiful Maresme beaches.
Of the 31 stations found on this line, 26 are accessible for people with reduced mobility and 5 are not (Molins de Rei, Sant Feliu de Llobregat, Cornellà, Ocata and Sant Pol de Mar).
R2 Line: Sant Vicenç de Calders / Castelldefels / Aeroport - Bcn Estació de França / Granollers Centre / Sant Celoni
The R2 line is the longest line in the Catalan Regional Railway network. The route runs from Sant Vicenç de Calders to Maçanet-Massanes. It’s worth mentioning that this line is divided into 3 parts that cover different areas:
- R2 Sud: from Sant Vicenç de Calders/Vilanova i la Geltrú to Barcelona Estació de França, passing through Castelldefels, Barcelona Sants and Barcelona Passeig de Gràcia.
- R2: from Castelldefels to Granollers Centre, passing through Barcelona Sants, Barcelona Passeig de Gràcia, Barcelona el Clot and Barcelona Sant Andreu Comtal
- R2 Nord: from the Airport to Maçanet-Massanes, passing through Barcelona Sants, Barcelona Passeig de Gràcia, Barcelona el Clot, Barcelona Sant Andreu Comtal and Granollers Centre.
Of the 34 stations found on this line, 30 are accessible for people with reduced mobility and 4 are not (Bellvitxe, Barcelona Sant Andreu Comtal, Montcada i Reixac and Mollet-Sant Fost).
R3 Line: Hospitalet de Llobregat - Vic
The Catalonia Regional Railway R3 line includes the area from the l’Hospitalet de Llobregat station to the Vic station. Once it has passed Vic, the line becomes a regional line until it reaches Latour-De-Carol. Many people from both inside and outside of Catalonia take advantage of this line in the winter so they can use the regional train to go skiing and snowboarding in La Molina. A perfect opportunity!
Of the 20 stations found on this line, 6 are accessible for people with reduced mobility and 14 are not (Barcelona Sant Andreu Arenal, Montcada Bifurcació, Montcada Ripollet, Santa Perpètua de Mogoda, Mollet-Santa Rosa, Parets del Vallès, Granollers-Canovelles, Les Franqueses del Vallés, La Garriga, Sant Martí de Centelles, Centelles, Balenyà-Els Hostalets and Balenyà-Tona-Seva).
R4 Line: Sant Vicenç de Calders - Manresa
The R4 line starts from the same location as the R2, going from Sant Vicenç de Calders to the city of Manresa. However, this route goes through the inland towns and cities instead of traveling the coast like the aforementioned line. This line is part of the old section of railway joining Barcelona and Martorell, and the section that linked Barcelona and Lleida in 1855.
Of the 40 stations found on this line, 17 are accessible for people with reduced mobility and 23 are not (El Vendrell, L’Arboç, Els Monjos, La Granada, Lavern-Subirats, Sant Sadurní d’Anoia, Gelida, Castellbisbal, El Papiol, Molins de Rei, Sant Feliu de Llobregat, Cornellà, Barcelona Sant Andreu Arenal, Montcada Bifurcació, Montcada i Reixac-Manresa, Sabadell Centre, Sant Miquel de Gonteres-Viladecavalls, Viladecavalls, Vacarisses-Torreblanca, Vacarisses, Castellbisbal i el Vilar-Monistrol de Mont, Sant Vicenç de Castellet and Manresa).
R7 Line: Cerdanyola Universitat - Sant Andreu Arenal
The R7 line is one of the most recent Catalonia Regional Railway routes. It was inaugurated on May 16, 2005 and connects Barcelona with Cerdanyola del Vallès and the Autonomous University of Barcelona. As a result, this line is very useful for university students.
Of the 7 stations found on this line, 3 are accessible for people with reduced mobility and 4 are not (Barcelona Sant Andreu Arenal, Montcada Bifurcació, Montcada i Reixac-Manresa and Cerdanyola Universitat).
R8 Line: Martorell - Granollers Centre
Of the 8 stations found on this line, 3 are accessible for people with reduced mobility and 5 are not (Castellbisbal, Rubí, Sant Cugat del Vallès, Cerdanyola Universitat and Mollet-Sant Fost).
If you’re planning on visiting Barcelona in the near future, you’ll really enjoy the Barcelona Renfe Regional Railway service since it not only takes you to the most beautiful and important parts of Barcelona, but it also gets you to the surrounding areas so you can discover all the wonders that the metropolitan area has to offer!
In order for you to have an easier and more enjoyable experience, we recommend two apps, Rodalies de Catalunya and Renfe Cercanías, which will help you plan and organize your itineraries for everything you want to do in Barcelona and the surrounding areas.
This ticket is used for a single ride.
This ticket can be used for a total of 10 rides. It’s more useful if you need to spend a few days in Barcelona.
The Hola BCN! ticket gives you unlimited travel on all types of public transportation (except BusNit). There are several options:
2 days 15.20€
3 days 22.20€
4 days 28.80€
5 days 35.40€
The Barcelona Card is very similar to the previous Hello BNC! ticket, but it also includes discounts on various tourist attractions. The pricing system is much more varied: you can find more information here.
This ticket gives the user unlimited travel from the start of the day to the end of the day. This option tends to be used by residents more than tourists.
We know that if you come to visit Barcelona, the train probably won’t be your only means of transportation. That’s why we’ve prepared a complete guide to Barcelona public transportation for you. This way you can check out which type of transportation would be the most convenient for you based on your itinerary.